7th Annual Books and Raspas Giveaway at Jalisco Cafe

From Hector (via Rick Melendrez) at the Jalisco:

Free Books & Raspa for the entire family! FREE American flags to the first 100 kids!

This 4th of July Monday, the sidewalks of the Jalisco Cafe will once again be lined with tables of books. FREE BOOKS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Books for mom & dad, children, fiction & non fiction, autobiographies, history, fantasy, you name it. Gently used books ready for your reading pleasure.

Your family is cordially invited to The Jalisco Cafe’s 6th [or 7th] Annual Segundo Barrio Books & Raspa Giveaway. Come and choose as many books as you like! And while you are at the Jalisco Cafe enjoy a complimentary raspa from the “Raspa Patrol”, Jalisco Cafe style. And yes, we will squirt extra syrup!

If you have a kid(s) bring them! If you don’t have a kid find one! EVERYONE INVITED! Come stock up on your FREE summer reading!

Hector Chavez, proprietor of the Jalisco Cafe has once again partnered with Books Santo Nino, El Paso’s non profit book society to bring this event to the Segundo Barrio. Books Santo Nino is a group of El Paso book lovers who love and want to share the printed word. For more information & if you would like to volunteer or if you have books to donate please drop them off anytime during business hours or contact Rick Melendrez via Facebook messaging. Share the printed word!

God bless America & happy birthday USA!

Special thanks to Richard Dugan & Beth Aeby.

See you on the 4th of July, 10am to 2pm and bring bags!


  1. What a wonderful idea…thanks to all involved! if there’s some financial way to support this please let us know.

    1. Maybe just show up on a Saturday morning at the Jalisco Cafe with an olla. Tell us what time we need to be at your house for menudo.

        1. !!!! Don’t do menudo…sorry about that. First gotta get rid of the COVID beast. Why is no one wearing masks any longer? Crazy times.

          Will try to collect children’s books in the interval

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